“You’ve got a lot to learn, kid. This isn’t the way the world works – not in wartime. Your friend will stay alive as long as you keep quiet. But if you talk…” Vandam drew his hand across his throat “…he’s a goner. Now get lost before I change my mind and get rid of the pair of you.”
When sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend Adam take summer jobs aboard the Rapids Prince, they have no idea how exciting their summer is going to get. When Scott overhears two men discussing waiting for a man named Heinrik, their explosives expert, and that they have discovered the name of the agent trailing them, he thinks he should warn someone. But who? If the captain finds out he wasn’t at his post he could lose his job, and besides, he was eavesdropping. Then when someone falls overboard during the run down the Long Sault Rapids, Scott is sure he knows just who was pushed overboard. Things heat up when the Rapids Prince docks in Montreal and the two men Scott overheard try to kidnap him and wind up with Adam instead. Will Scott be able to save both his friend and the Rapids Prince from danger? And will Adam escape and use the knowledge he has uncovered as a prisoner to save an explosion? This is one fast-paced adventure you’ll be loath to put down.
ISBN: 9781770492981 149 pages Middle Grades 5-8
Recommended by: Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania, USA.